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  • Job Start Scheme

    Job Start is a new scheme, run by the Department for Communities, to help young people who are not in work, aged 16 – 24 years, get into the job market. Employers of all sizes can apply. 

  • COVID-19 Stopping the Spread

    The PHA message to stay at home remains in place as we are still in lockdown, it is really important that we all stay local, do not travel around the country, and don’t mix households.

  • Is your business at risk from a Social Engineering attack?

    The NI Cyber Security Centre has put together useful information for businesses to prevent social engineering attacks. 

  • Further Financial Support Announced for Businesses

    The NI Executive has announced more financial support for businesses affected during Coronavirus.

  • Budget 2021

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the 2021 budget, including further COVID-19 measures.

  • NI Executive Announces Pathway out of Restrictions

    The Northern Ireland Executive has announced their plan for the pathway out of Coronavirus Restrictions.

  • Minister Announces Economic Recovery Action Plan

    Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, has today launched the Economic Recovery Action Plan which sets out a road map to rebuilding the economy from the impact of the pandemic.

  • Developing The Digital Assistance Scheme

    DAERA is seeking agri-food businesses to assist them with designing and developing the systems involved with the Digital Assistance Scheme. 

  • Internet of Things Programme

    The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions will provide dramatic improvements in everything we do – from agriculture and manufacturing to leisure and healthcare. The revolution is starting now, and we want Ards and North Down to be at its centre.

  • Ards and North Down Virtual Job Fair

    Ards and North Down Borough Council is working in partnership with the Department for Communities in hosting an online virtual Job Fair on 25 March 2021. The deadline for registering has been extended.